Monday, August 13, 2012
FIT + FUN: Zumba... Live from FLORIDA!
Mondays at Justin + 6 are Fit + Fun with gorgeous gay fitness and Zumba instructor, Andrew Walker. Comments and questions are welcome!
I am writing this week from the Orlando International Airport in Florida, currently in a state of soreness and tiredness that I have never experienced before. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, I actually couldn’t be happier to be this exhausted.
Just to give a little background, as a part of my fitness career I have been a Zumba® Fitness instructor for over a year now, teaching this energy packed Latin and international inspired dance fitness class. If you haven’t heard of Zumba® yet, you should probably get out from whatever rock you live under and get yourself to a Zumba® fitness party.
Anyway, back to my crazy weekend. This weekend was the Zumba fitness instructor convention here in Orlando where Zumba instructors from all around the globe get together to spend 4 days doing nothing but Zumba. Like we all say, you’ve got to see the Zumba family at least once a year.
I spent the last four days here learning all kinds of new dance rhythms and styles, working on my skills as an instructor, meeting many of my favorite Zumba education specialists, and pushing my limits by spending around five hours dancing each day.
This weekend has shown me how much more powerful the Zumba program has become over the years, and renewed my confidence that Zumba is here to stay, and will continue to grow, changing lives all around the world.
My Zumba Convention experience started on Thursday when I arrived in Orlando to meet up with my two roommates for the convention. My first session was an Aqua Zumba class designed to refresh my skills in teaching Aqua Zumba. Thursday night was the Fitness concert event. This event was jam packed with guest artists including Daddy Yankee, Mara, and Soldat. Unlike a regular concert, all 5,000 of us were dancing along to the live music having the time of our life. The rest of my convention included sessions in Hip-hop, Party Rock, Latin Pop, and the newest Zumba fitness specialty class, Zumba Sentao®.
As your fitness expert here at Justin +6, I want to encourage you to get out there and try Zumba®, and if you already have, keep looking for new classes and events because the possibilities are truly endless. Zumba will transform you lifestyle, make you a healthier person, and bring a fresh new energy to your life. All you have to do is dance!